Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES): A case series in postpartum patients

Authors

  • Rama Biswas Specialist, Internal Medicine SQUARE Hospital, Dhaka
  • Shahzadi Sayeeda Tun Nessa Clinical Staff, Intensive Care Unit SQUARE Hospital, Dhaka
  • Poly Sen Gupta Specialist, Internal Medicine SQUARE Hospital, Dhaka
  • Shokhina Biswas Post Graduate Trainee, Internal Medicine BSM Medical University, Dhaka.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v1i2.17205

Keywords:

PRES, Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome, Postpartum Hypertension

Abstract

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) refers to a clinicoradiologic entity with characteristic features on neuroimaging and nonspecific symptoms comprising headache, confusion, visual disturbances and seizures. The radiological findings in PRES are thought to be due to vasogenic edema, predominantly in the posterior cerebral hemispheres and are reversible with appropriate management.We report 4 cases of PRES diagnosed by MRI scan following uneventful caesarean section in previously normotensive patients who were succesfully treated with antihypertensives, anticonvulsants and supportive treatment.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v1i2.17205

Bangladesh Crit Care J September 2013; 1 (2): 104-106

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Published

2013-12-01

How to Cite

Biswas, R., Nessa, S. S. T., Gupta, P. S., & Biswas, S. (2013). Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES): A case series in postpartum patients. Bangladesh Critical Care Journal, 1(2), 104–106. https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v1i2.17205

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Case Reports